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Al Jazeera America
Jan 27, 2014 8:00pm EST
online. >> hello, and welcome to aljazeera america. i'm tony harris in new york city, studying the agenda from income equality to same-sex marriage, to the tomorrow's state of the union speech. leaky phone apps reports that spy agencies are accessing spy data. popular smart phone apps like angry birds. >>> this the northeast, bracing for windchills of 40 below. >>> unrest in the ukraine, the parliament is striking down laws that have caused recent violent protests. >>> and a school with no walls. forget recess. some seattle area kindergartners are spending their entire school day learning in the great outdoors. and we begin tonight with the american agenda. tomorrow night, president obama will be outlining his hopes and expectations for the year ahead. his opponents will be doing the same. according to the poll, the president's approval numbers are up from november, but his lowest approval rating ever going into a state of the union address. couple that with defiant house republicans, and president obama can expect an uphill battle. mike mccarren is with us, and what do we know ton
Al Jazeera America
Jan 14, 2014 5:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. just an hour ago new jersey governor chris christie used his state of the state address to make another apology over the scandals that threaten to tarnish his administration and presidential ambitions. >> now the last week several has tested this administration. stakes were clearly made. as a result we let down the people we're entrusted to serve. i know our citizens deserve better, much better. >> testifying in front of the senate judicial committee about the nsa program. the group is recommending a number of changes including how the national security agency collects data. president obama will unveil his recommendations on friday. >>> egyptians went to the poll to approve a new constitution. if approved this is the third constitution in three years. president morsi and followers are boycotting the day-two vote. i'm tony harris in new york. "inside story" is next. if you would like the latest on any of these stories on this news hour head to www.aljazeera.com. that's www.alj
Al Jazeera America
Jan 15, 2014 7:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america, i'm tony harris with today's top stories. the air force has 34 launch officers have been implicated in a cheating scandal and others have been implicated in a drug probe. the officers operate the nation's nuclear missiles. the u.n. blasts the catholic church for how it has handled sex abuse cases. a charity says the church continues to harbor perpetrators and deny accountability. >>> the house of representatives approve a bipartisan deal. the spending measure will approve for the next two years. now it will move to the senate for a vote later this week. >>> a report says the attack on the consolidatonthe consulate id have been prevented. >>> and renewing a $380 million pledge to help syrians affected by the war. the united nations says $2.4 billion has been raised so far. i'm tony harris, ali velshi is next with "real money" on al jazeera america. >> you've got good credit but no luck getting a loan to buy a house. your luck may be about to change. i'll tell i couldn't banks might be in a lending mood. report card time for your investments. what
Al Jazeera America
Jan 10, 2014 7:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america, live from new york. i'm tony harris with a look at tonight's top stories. target said the data breach in december effected more shoppers than first thought. personal information on roughly 70 americans was compromised on top of the 40 million whose credit card information was stolen. >>> a chemical spill left 300,000 people without drinking water in west virginia. >>> new jersey officials have released hundreds of new documents related to the traffic revenges scandal. they don't appear to under mine governor chris christie's claim that he was not involved but may raise questions about why he was in the dark. officials will try to get testimony under oath. >>> the labor department said only 74,000 jobs was created last month. the unemployment rate fell from 6.7% likely because more americans simply stopped looking for work. iraq is trying to take back control from fighters who pushed in from syria. those are the headlines. i'm tony harris. real money with ali velshi is next. >> it's a friday to forget. many americans have given up looking for work.
Al Jazeera America
Jan 1, 2014 7:00pm EST
♪ >> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at tonight's top stories. let's get back to the weather. the snort east preparing for the first snowstorm 2014. forecasters say it should begin moving overnight and then moving into new england. kevin mentioned in some areas you could see a foot of snow. temperatures will also plummet and hover around zero. >>> insurance benefits from the affordable care act are official in effect. they will cover means who purchased insurance through exchanges before december 24th. >>> colorado marijuana sales going brisk anyone older than 21 can buy from licensed storms. >>> the boy scouts of america will now allow openly gay scouts. under the new rules kids can't be banned from troops because of their sexual orientation, but the organization still has a ban in place against gay troop leaders. >>> those are the headlines with tony harris in new york. real money with ali velshi is up next on al jazeera america. ♪ >> the doctor is i in your pock. how smart phones are helping doctors diagnose patients. and high t
Al Jazeera America
Jan 6, 2014 7:00pm EST
>>> this is al jazeera america, live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories, arctic freeze taking ahold of most of the country right now. making it feel in some places like 50 to 60 below. folks are being encouraged to stay inside or go to a shelter if they need help. the senate is back to work, they confirmed janet yellen as the next head of the feds. the u.s. supreme court has put a temporary stop to same-sex marriages in utah, the nation's highest court says the marriages will come to a halt to give the state time to respond to a law that allows them. the iraqi military says it is ready to reclaim fallujah. and the pennsylvania woman know as jihad jane has been sentenced in ten years in prison. she was accused of being involved in a murder those are your headlines. i'm tony harris. "real money" is next on al jazeera america. ♪ >>> america's energy boom is is causing growth, but putting train on america's infrastructure. plus a doctor makes a case against extending unemployment benefits. and what the brave new retail world means for your bottom li
Al Jazeera America
Jan 8, 2014 7:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america live in new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at the top stories. the white house is looking at the me memoir from former defense secretary robert gates. in the book he sharply criticizes vice president bide biden's foreign policy instincts. jay carney defends both biden and the president at today's white house briefing. >>> new jersey's governor chris christie said he was not aware of the plans to block traffic to punish a mayor. top officials in christie's office. >>> one person is dead after another missing after a crash of a military helicopter off the coast of norfolk, virginia, five people were on board at the time. the crash comes one day after another military helicopter crash in new england. four crew members died in that crash. >>> the country is warming up a bit but not before the extreme cold killed 20 people and cost the economy an estimated $5 billion. i'm tony harris in new york. "real money with ali velshi" is up next. for the latest on any of our stories head on over to our website. it's www.aljazeera.com. >> new data point a stron
Al Jazeera America
Jan 8, 2014 3:00pm EST
has declared them infiltrators. i'm tony harris from new york. al jazeera is next. have to be universal. >> ira glass hosts a show "the american life," listened to by millions. there are stories covered often with humour. >> we did the funniest hair on gaun tan ammo >> he talks about being an remembered. >> i feel like once i'm dead, the people of the future can... jazeera." >> thank you for having me. >> your show "the american life," explain how it's put together and divided up. >> it's an hour each week. we choose a topic and do different stories. >> often we have writers, serious. >> you call each segment an act. >> yes, we call it act one, act two, act three. association. >> it's funny, the first few months of the show we didn't have that. i wanted a way to communicate to the audience all of this stuff telling one story in relation to another, and that was the shorthand that was able to do it. once we called it f1, f2 and f3, relationship. >> you have one of the most popular broadcast shows of any kind. you get a million pod casts downloaded. how do you do it? >> i wish w
Al Jazeera America
Jan 7, 2014 5:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's stop stories. millions of americans are dealing with bitter cold conference as dave just mentioned. 11 people have died and the weather is reaching well into the deep south. >>> the procedural vote is just the beginning, the current proposal is not enough. >>> tougher security measures are in place for the month leading up to the olympics in sochi. russia issuing lockdown on the city. visitors and drivers are required to have special passes to get around the city. talks aimed at ending the lie venezuelviolence in south sudant least 1,000 people have died from the violence that erupted three weeks ago. >>> and the stand off over fallujah is intensifying. officials report that 25 rebels were killed. the u.s. offered missile report but declined to put any troops on the ground in that country, i'm tony harris for new new york. more news for you in the next hour. >> unveiling his proposal for the great society, president johnson asked americans to join him in a battle to give every citizen an e
Al Jazeera America
Jan 21, 2014 6:00pm EST
♪ >> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. delegates arrive for peace talks in syria. will it make a difference. the report shows systemic torture and killing of detainees. security throats in sochi. the hunt is on right now for black widows who may be targeting the winter olympics. and a winter storm causing lots of problems already. look at these pictures covering the mid-atlantic and the northeast. >> a crucial meet something about to take place. the syrian government and the opposition are preparing to meet face to face for the first time tomorrow. they will try to find a way to end nearly three-year-old civil war. that conflict has killed agreem. they represent those who have been killed and tortured, and those who want to see an end to the conflict. the regime, i'm not so sure. they believe they're winning. >> reporter: two decades ago the u.n. was struggling to stop bloodshed in the balkans. peace talks halted the violence but one key figure, the foreign minister, now fierce they save a dilemma. >> they will fa
Al Jazeera America
Jan 29, 2014 6:00pm EST
jazeera america live in new york city. i'm tony harris. children camped out in schools, people in grocery stores, church, name it. the national guard called out to help. >>> and triple digit losses for the dow today on news that the fed is making more cuts to its stimulus program. >> let's go to these live pictures. the storm paralyzing the south is causing problems even now at this hour in georgia, and alabama, roads that were parking lots 24 hours ago are slowly starting to clear. that's not a bad shot. but if you look here. >> helicopters have been searching those who are still strands and children are escor escorted home where hundreds more spent the night on school buses. there have been 800 traffic accidents, six people have died. robert, i'm looking at these pictures here, i don't know how much of a rush hour there has been in downtown atlanta, but on one side of the road it looks like there is a bit of clearing and things are starting to look better. >> most people said they were going to stay home and not go to work, telling officials they were not going to use the icy ro
Al Jazeera America
Jan 27, 2014 7:30pm EST
. >> hello, and welcome to aljazeera america. i'm tony harris in new york city, studying the agenda from income equality to same-sex marriage, to the tomorrow's state of the union speech. leaky phone apps reports that spy agencies are accessing spy data. popular smart phone apps like angry birds. >>> this the northeast, bracing
Al Jazeera America
Jan 16, 2014 5:00pm EST
city i am tony harris with a look at today's top stories, more criticism for the catholic church over its handling of the priest sex abuse crisis. today a u.n. committee grilled vatican officials over allegations these protected pedophile priests at the expense of victims. and they conceded the church needs to do more to deal with the scandal but denied accusations of a cover up. secretary of state john kerry your honors the syrian opposition today to join next week's peace conference in geneva. this after al jazerra obtained a leaked letter that says the syrian government has agreed to attend the upcoming talks. the goal is to install a transitional government to help end the country's war. president obama is meeting with more than 100 college university presidents today trying to make sure that low income students have an equal shot at getting for nba to college and succeeding once they get there. and police in california have charged three men with setting off a massive wildfire near los angeles. take a look at these live pictures. you can see the smoke there. this is the wildfire
Al Jazeera America
Jan 28, 2014 7:00pm EST
rights. joining me is joie chen and ray suarez and mike viqueira. in new york tony harris, ali velshi, richelle carey, david shuster, and on capitol hill libby casey. we have coverage and reaction from cities across the country and from our reporters in the nation and around the world. but to get it started joie chen is standing by to take a look at some of the issues that the president will be talking about. >> john, you know the white house does start to release little tidbits throughout the day, and the white house releasing excerpts from the president's speech. he does say let's make this a year of action. this is an important marker to throw down. let's make this a year of action. what i believe revenues this people of this nation, it's the simple profound belief of opportunity for all. the notion that if you work hard and take responsibility you can get ahead. so this is one of the themes we expect to see throughout this evening. the president will also go on to say, after four years of economic growth corporate profits and stock prices have rarely been higher, and those at the
Al Jazeera America
Jan 6, 2014 6:00pm EST
>>> this is "al jazeera america" live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. >>> dangerously cold temperatures affecting as many as 140 million americans. so cold you can get frostbite in less than five minutes, and it's not over yet. >>> new fighting in iraq fueling fears that the country could be slipping back into deadly violence. >>> congress is back to work today. will they provide relief for more than 1 million americans who lost their unemployment benefits in the new year? >>> okay. so let's walk through this together. from the midwest to the east coast, people are told to stay indoors as dangerous cold moves across the united states. as many as 140 million americans are affected by the freezing temperatures. the effects are widespread. minnesota's governor ordered all schools to be closed today, and jetblue is reducing operations at airports in boston and new york city as it repositions crews and aircraft after days of bad weather. diane estherbrook joins us live from suburban chicago. diane, good to see you. if you would, just how bad are
Al Jazeera America
Jan 31, 2014 4:00pm EST
three foyer five. >> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris. breaking news, a new allegation that chris christie knew about the controversial lane closures as they happened. a big hurdle just cleared for the keystone pipeline. the state department says it has no major environmental objections. a new effort to help millions of americans who have been unemployed the longest and dozens of companies have signed on to change how they hire. >>> a protestor in ukraine claims he was kidnapped, beaten and crucified as the country battles on the brink of civil war. >> and again, we top this newscast with breaking news. the "new york times" reports that the port authority official who personally oversaw the controversial lane closures in new jersey is saying that governor crest christie knew about the closings as they were happening. and he says he has the evidence to prove it in a letter his lawyer released. david wild stein says the orders to close the lanes on the george washington bridge came from the christie administration and says evidence exists, tying chr
Al Jazeera America
Jan 17, 2014 8:00pm EST
and high profile public depate. david shuster, al jazeera. >> this afternoon my colleague tony harris spoke with glen greenwald. he said there was no need for government to indiscriminately collect huge amounts of information. >> the real question i think not enough people are asking is why should the u.s. government be keeping everybody's metadata? why does the records of everyone we l talk to and who we speak to and why we e-mail, why does that need to be preserved if we have done nothing wrong? there is no legitimate reason for it to be kept. people who have done something wrong should be monitored for surveillance in a health and well moderated system. >> underscore that nsa surveillance is a serious issue. joining us is joseph l hall, chief of a watchdog group in washington, d.c. joveest, welcome. what stood out to you in the president's speech today? >> most of the proposals were mod eggs if not less than modest reforms. some of the better things were in the secret court that makes decisions about surveillance, having a voice for the public, having a panel of public advocates that the
Al Jazeera America
Jan 10, 2014 4:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. the massive security breach at target stores grows even bigger. 100 million americans now affected. >> i didn't know it was going to be this chaotic. >> a chemical spill causing chaos in west virginia. people clearing out store shelves after being told they can't drink, cook or bathe with contaminated water. >>> and 74,000 jobs created last month. a look at the disappointing employment report. >> the massive data breach at target stores has grown even larger, the nation's second largest discount retailer said more shoppers than previously thought is impacted. it's as many as 100 million americans whose information could be compromised. john terrett is more with what may be the second largest data breach ever. >> this story just keeps on giving but all in the wrong ways. it look at target a was a little off target, pardon the pun, when assessing how many customers were attacked. originally it was 40 million actaccounts, but then they found there was an additional 70 million ac
Al Jazeera America
Jan 28, 2014 6:00pm EST
round. >> this is anu an al jazeera ama news special with tony harris. >> welcome to al jazeera america, president obama's speech is just three hours away. he has promised to take executive action to raise federal workers' pay. americans made their concerns known. polls show that people want to know more about jobs and improving the economy. >>> record snow blanketing the deep south. in just a few hours president obama will deliver his fifth state of the union dress to the stationthenation. libby casey has more. libby, over to you. >> reporter: expect the president to talk about income inequality, immigration reform and afghanistan. we have heard the president say he plans to use executive forward, some other refrains we'll hear tonight we heard before especially when it comes to the economy. the president spoke about the economy in last year's state of the union. >> create good middle class jobs. that must be the north star that guides our efforts. >> reporter: the middle class once again on his mind, tony, and the economy is doing better now. the best it's ever done during the
Al Jazeera America
Jan 8, 2014 6:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america i'm tony harris. on this date 50 years ago lbj declared war on poverty. but some call it a failure. >>> chris christie taking revenge on a local mayor and now christie responds to the mess. is. >> white house course upo correr us. what did the white house had a have say about all this? >> reporter: there are very few who escape the scorn of robert gates. overseaing thover seeing the scq and afghanistan, but the criticism of president obama, but it was vice president biden who was scorned. saying joe biden has been wrong for four decades and he goes on to accuse biden as poisoning the well both here at the white house and elsewhere and among the broader american public. today the white house is going out of its way a show of support for vice president biden allowing cameras into a photo op, no reporters, just cameras capturing the image. this happens once a week. the first time in five years they've allowed cameras in. also jay carney, the white house spokesman said the president values the experience of joe biden and a lot of other things to say
Al Jazeera America
Jan 9, 2014 6:00pm EST
>> this is aljazeera america, live from new york city. i'm tony harris, with a look at today's top stories. >> i had no knowledge in this issue. >> governor chris christie said that he's not responsible for a traffic scandal that led to a federal investigation. a new commitment to tackle from the president, he said it's a year of action, and what his promise zones hope to accomplish. if. >> and no job titles, no bosses, why a company is putting all employees on the same level. >> so what do we have here? a political revenge scandal? that's causing a massive headache for governor chris christie today, he is apologizing for lane closings on the george washington bridge in september, and now top prosecutors are looking into it, and the governor has fired a top aid who ordered closures. >> i took this action today because it's my job. i am responsible for what happened. i am sad to report to the people of new jersey that we fell short. >> christie went to fort lee this afternoon and offered an apology to the mayor of fort lee. he has accepted, okay, and that's changed. david schuster i
Al Jazeera America
Jan 1, 2014 4:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. business is brisk at marijuana retailers across the state of colorado. insurance coverage begins for americans who enrolled under the american care act. and 2013 was a big year for wall street. we look at 2014, and we look at our crystal ball to see what 2014 holds for technology. ♪ >> so welcome to 2014. change is in the air. new leaders are being sworn in. there are hopes for the growing economy, and controversial new laws are going into affect. one of those is legalized marijuana. the controversial marijuana law went into affect today. anyone over 21 can smoke and buy pot over the counter from licensed stores. paul, you're in one of those shops now. take a moment and describe the scene. >> reporter: well, happy new year to you, tony. if you're a pot smoker in colorado, it is a very happy new year. a few folks didn't want to show their faces, and that's understandable. there are some still gray areas although not in colorado. if you're over the age 21 and from colorado yo
Al Jazeera America
Jan 14, 2014 6:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris taking a look at today's top stories. chris christie state of the state address begins with an apology. the new jersey governor admitting mistakes were made. and a violent shooting by a student at a middle school in new mexico critically injured two children. the latest on these developing stories. >> the vote is widely seen as a referendum to ousted president morsi. the constitution would solidify government control. right now the control of 15 to 40% of egypt's economy. egypt has been an important u.s. ally in the middle east. but the u.s. cut aid out of morsi oust her. we have more on the vote. >> egyptians certainly are getting used to having to vote. this is the third time they've been asked to approve the constitution in three years. this didn't deter them. they turned out in voting stations around the country. >> it's it step forward and improvement over the last constitution. so i hope that we'll get a resounding yes vote. >> voting in cairo, it's the first real step on military's backed government. a yes
Al Jazeera America
Jan 17, 2014 6:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. president obama announced changes to the nation's security programs. but it may not be enough. >>> information from the vatican thavatican. and we have a shooting in pennsylvania. we'll have the latest on the gunmen and the victims. >> changes are come together national security agency and the electronic surveillance progra programs. >> the changes come after a barrage of criticism followed months of revelations about the nsa's activities. >> we have a responsibility to our constitution, and while i was confident in the integrity of those who lead our security, it was apparent to me that there need to be changes to the safeguards currently in place. >> i got to tell you talking to people on the earlier program today that it's clear what the president announced today is not going to be enough to silence his critics. >> reporter: i think the one weathers are charitable reacting to it, including allies on capitol hill say it's a good first step. the president wants to complect t
Al Jazeera America
Jan 15, 2014 6:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. widespread cheating in the air force. dozens of officers stripped of their retentions accused of giving answers to tests on how to operate nuclear missiles. >>> a new report on the bengahzi attackish that points the negligence to suprem security c. >>> and the vatican meets with the united nations in full disclosure of child abuse cases. >>> a massive cheating candle in the air force involving 34 launch officers. some of them accused of giving each other answers to tests on how to operate nuclear missiles. others accused of knowing about it and looking the other way. david shuster is following the investigation for us. >> reporter: tony, the pentagon had a news conference in which the air force secretary and chief of staff reveal that officers used text messages to help one another pass a monthly proficiency exam. 16 of the officers cheated and another 17 knew about it and did not report the violations. there is another person stripped of their responsibilities because of all
Al Jazeera America
Jan 8, 2014 4:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america, live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. a scathing r critique of presidt obama from his former defense secretary. >>> and a second military helicopter crash in two days. and both helicopters that went down were made by the same company. >>> 50 years ago today lbj declared war on poverty, but now say that war has been a failure. >> the white house coming out today with some strong words in response to an attack on the obama administration from former defense secretary robert gates. in gates' new book he slams president obama for things of how it handled the war in afghanistan, and a particularly harsh attack against vice president joe biden. gates writes i think he has been wrong on every foreign policy and national policy in the last four decades. this line on biden, as you know, has been used by republicans before. but how surprised are you to hear this coming from the former secretary of defense. >> reporter: it's surprising for a number of reasons. first of all, robert gates never struck a person that he would w
Al Jazeera America
Jan 13, 2014 4:00pm EST
o. >> tlts. welcome to al jazeera america. live from new york city, i'm tony harris, days before everyone could turn on the tap in west virginia. thousands of protestors in thailand trying to stop upcoming elections. well, the hits keep coming in what has been a tough week for new jersey governor chris christie. it started last wednesday when documents were released showing that one of christie's top aids orchestrated lane closures on the george washington brirnlg. friday more documents released they showed the governor's govef was involved in trying to pin the story after it broke. today the state legislature announced the formation of a bipartisan commission to investigate the bridge bay scandal. >> this has become larger than a transportation issue and that's why we are creating the supercommittee. under the chairmanship of wizneuski, this trail will need something else, and we'll need to look at all evidence that's presented and act accordingly. >> so on top of so-called the bridge-gate scandal we learned today that the housing and urban development department's inspector gen
Al Jazeera America
Jan 3, 2014 4:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america, live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. as people in the northeast dig out from the first major snowstorm of 2014 temperatures are expected to plunge. [ protesting ] >> palestinian protesters take to the streets as secretary of state john kerry arrives in ramallah for talks with president mahmood abbas. the u.n. said rebels are marching on the capitol juba. and the battle over birth control. the obama administration asks the supreme court to not allow religious groups to opt out of that provision of the affordable care act. ♪ >> much of the east coast has spent this friday cleaning up the mess left behind after the first major winter storm of the year. people across the region woke up to heavy snow. more than two feet falling in some parts of massachusetts. and when the storm moved out, frigid temperatures moved in. we begin our coverage with richelle carey. she's at columbus circle. can you walk us through this day. i know it was a real pain during the early morning commute, but how are things going in the after
Al Jazeera America
Jan 22, 2014 6:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. a bitter clash over bashar al-assad's future that could threaten syrian peace talks. violence in ukraine becomes deadly. protesters killed in anti-government unrest. an attack by al by al-qaeda on . embassy in tel aviv foiled by israel. and chemical leaks in west virginia, some folks still refusing to drink the tap water because of it. >> a peace conference in switzerland did not get off to a promising start today. meeting face to face for the first time since the conflict began, and both sides are very far apart when it comes to bashar al-assad's future. the u.n. mediator said he will meet with each side tomorrow to see if they can sit down for talks on try. nick schifrin from montreux, switzerland. nick, the difference came in sharp focus today on day one. there is a real since a chasm between these two sides. the goal is to create a transitional government to replace bashar al-assad, but assad is talking about running in the next presidential election. given that the two s
Al Jazeera America
Jan 27, 2014 6:00pm EST
how to stop it takes courage not to turn away. >> i'm tony harris with a look at today's stories. will the move stop the violence demonstrations. tense syrian peace talks now deadlocked. to discuss a traditional government breaks up less than aan hour after it started. some areas headed for 40 below. and apps like angry birds on your smartphone may be leaking private data about you to the nsa. are. >> four days into talks, aimed and ending syria's long and bloody siferl war, there appears to be no dps civility war, there appears to be no movement. u.n. mediator lakhdar brahimi says both sides are talking about how women and children can leave the besieged city of homs. in brahimi says the talks will go forward. >> there is apparently the will to continue this discussions. you know, once again, i l tell you, we never expected any miracle. there are no miracles here. but we will continue and see if progress can be played, and when. >> nick shifrin is in geneva. nick, the two sides don't like one another. they have been battling with one another coming up on three years now. we get
Al Jazeera America
Jan 10, 2014 6:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america, live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. targets' day at a breach bigger than first thought. the information of one-third of americans compromised. >>> chemical spill causes a state of emergency in west virginia. peeled told don't drink the water, don't cook with it, don't bathe in it. >>> hundreds of new documents released by that traffic scandal in new jersey. but does the evidence lead back to governor chris christie? >> the massive data breach at target stores during the christmas shopping season has grown even larger. the nation's second largest data breach, what may be the second largest data breach ever. >> it does seem as though target as they're really called on wall street were really off target in how much of their customers were hacked on last month's cyberattack nationwide. the figure was 40 million it's a, and it was. they were right. but what has happened they found an additional 70 million accounts were seized taking the total to around 100 million. there is a cross over there, you add 40 million and
Al Jazeera America
Jan 3, 2014 6:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america live in new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. a huge storm is blamed for more than a dozen deaths and now dangerous cold will cause more problems. >>> the family of a brain-dead girl and the hospital has compromised. >>> secretary of state john kerry arrived in ramala to talk with palestinian president mahmood abbas. >>> will the new 777 x jetliner be built in the seattle area? >> the snow has stopped falling across the northeast. now freezing cold has set in. the storm that dropped several inches of snow across the region is blamed for 13 deaths and thousands of flights have been canceled or delayed, stranding thousands at airports. we go to richelle carey at columbus circle in new york. look, this cold is nothing to play with. we're talking about a dangerous chill at this point. >> we are, and it's actually getting colder. since we've been out here today. at the park, just in the lat few minutes it dropped to 14 degrees. that's without the wind chill, you know what that means. it's well below zero. of course when the n
Al Jazeera America
Jan 13, 2014 6:00pm EST
species is worth gls this is al jazeera america. live from new york city i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. the water is back on in west virginia after a tox irk chemical spill but it could be days before everyone can turn on the tap. >>> new troubles for chris christie, revelations that money from superstorm sandy were miss used. >>> the detroit auto show. >> life is slowly returning to normal in parts of west virginia five days after a chemical spill forced officials to pan people from using tap water. the government says tests indicate the water is safe enough, after chemicals used this in treating coal leaked. people can turn on their taps again. jonathan martin, joins us from charleston west virginia. jopt jonathan, i can imagine ocouple of reactions. it's about time, and sit really safe? >> yes, tony, people have been waiting for five days, some people haven't taken showers for three or four days because of this ban. we have learned from the governor of west virginia that they have lifted the state of emergency, a little more they have been able to turn on
Al Jazeera America
Jan 6, 2014 5:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. the u.s. supreme court has put a temporary stop on same-sex marriages in utah. it will give time to give a ruling. a possible extension of jobless benefits and confirmation of janet yellen as head of the federal reserve. >>> the oldest daughter of former vice president dick cheney stepped down today. she's calling it quits because of health issues in her family. >>> the iraqi military said it is ready to fight to regain control of fallujah from fighters linked to al-qaeda. >>> a woman linged to jihadists is accused of beal involved in a murder plot. she had agreed to kill a swedish artist who had offended muslims. for the latest on any of our stories head over to our website at www.aljazeera.com. inside story is next on al jazeera. >> after threatening to look for greener pastures, bow something staying in washington state to build its dreamliner after tax concessions from the state and concessions from its workers. that's the inside story. ♪ >> hello, i'm ray suarez, for d
Al Jazeera America
Jan 1, 2014 3:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. marijuana sales are brisk in colorado. today was the first day that it was allowed to sell pot for recreational use. and another first day, humans benefits under the affordable care act are now under effect. more than 2 million people have signed up so far. america's largest city has it's first democratic mayor in 20 years. bill deblasio took the oath of office. former president bill clinton administered the oath. and negotiators have arrived in ethiopia for cease-fire talks in the south sudan conflict. at the same time government forces are approaching the key city of bor. rebels captured the city yesterday, and russian president vladimir putin visited volgograd, two suicide-bombings in that city killed 34 people. the attacks came just a few weeks before the start of the sochi winter games. those are the headlines. tal >> closing america's education gap - what works and why, in "i got schooled" director m. night shyamalan says there are five things that make the difference.
Al Jazeera America
Jan 16, 2014 5:30pm EST
♪ ♪ >>> this is al jazerra america, live from new york city, i am tony harris with a look of today's top stories. ' admission from the vatican today that it needs to do more to handle the global priest sex abuse scandal. new information that the nsa collected up to 200 million text messages per day. and three people in jail accused of setting this wildfire that has forced nearly 2,000 people to flee their homes. ♪ ♪ >>> the catholic church is fighting back against allegations it protected pedophile pri a
Al Jazeera America
Jan 10, 2014 5:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america. live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. the massive data breach of target is larger than reported. hackers not only got debit and credit card numbers but names addresses and phone numbers. >>> an in west virginia a chemical spill left residents without clean water. residents are told to avoid drinking, cooking or bathing with the contaminated tap water. >>> the obama administration said it will recognize same-sex marriages in utah. same-sex couples married in utah will receive federal benefits. the state still considers the unions unlawful. >>> more americans simply stopped looking for work. the u.s. government is warning americans attending the olympics in russia saying healthcare centers are untested, and there is a risk of terrorists, kidnappings, and bombings. we have more new next hour. inside story is next on al jazeera america. for more an any of our stories head over to our website at www.aljazeera.com. >> last month looked good. new applications for unemployment benefits were down. layoffs were down. the t
Al Jazeera America
Jan 29, 2014 7:00pm EST
resign. >>> the dow down right from the opening bell. i'm sunn tony harris. those are the headlines. "real money with ali velshi" is next. >> turmoil half a world away is taking a bite out of your 401k. to deal with it you have to understand it, i'm here to help. and how a new farm bill is affecting people who live nowhere near a barn or corner field. plus how the worldwide web just got a whole worldwider. i'm ali velshi, and this is "real money." >> hey this, is "real money." you are the most important part of the show, so please join our live conversation on twitter at ali velshi and on facebook. i hope you got a good night sleep and a second wind today because tonight i'm going to tax your brain and mine. here is our challenge. i want you to understand what happens to the currencies and economies of far away places like turkey, south africa and india, and why they ended up taking a sizable bite out of your investments today. this is all about how markets and countries are connected, and those connections are taking a toll on u.s. stalks. they fell again today even before the fede
Al Jazeera America
Jan 15, 2014 5:00pm EST
so far. those are the headlines. i'm tony harris. those are the headlines for this news hour. inside story is next for al jazeera america. >> riding on that information super highway. it turns out there are fast and slow lanes. new rules which means you may have to pay for the quickest ride on inside story. hello, i'm ray suarez. put a plug in a wall socket. electricity powers and appliance. there is no better or worse electricity. it's the same juice supplied to your neighbors in mansions or shacks. head into a hotel lobby, people who stay more often have their own check-in line, get a different level of service and access to a nicer room. you can stay but you may not get the same service reserved for better customers. a federal court was asked basically is the internet like a regulated utility or a private business free to provide different levels of service. that eyes-glazed over term net neutrality may not make your courts race bupulse race but th' decision may slow down your net travel. >> reporter: they'll go back to the board to keep the web service equal to all. they struck d
Al Jazeera America
Jan 12, 2014 7:00pm EST
". >> this is "talk to al jazeera", and i'm tony harris with the artist j.r. i'm sort of interested in who you are. and i know that there's a beating heart behind the glasses, the hats. who are you, and why are you reluctant to let people into the inner circle that is j.r.? >> you know, i'm still the same kid that was doing graffiti at the time, writing his name. he was behind it. i didn't want to get a fine with it. early with the years. the fine was not the problem. except for some context that i'm travelling to. but more the fact that it's been others. i did that in my early process. it's about others. it's about placing others. i was like what would i gain from putting my face in front of that. you know, i didn't - i didn't see what i would gain, showing people recognising me in the streets. when i take off the hat, no one can recognise me. >> i want to know the moment - what was the moment for you. describe it for me when you came to the realisation that, you know what, i do have something. it may not be fully formed, but i do have something that i think could be special. what was the
Al Jazeera America
Jan 31, 2014 5:30pm EST
is al jazeera america live. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. breaking news, a new allegation that chris christie knew about the controversial lane closures as they happened. and just in, christie's response. a new effort to help millions of americans who have been unemployed the longest. and dozens of companies have already signed on to change how they hire. >>> a big hurdle just cleared for the controversial keystone oil pipeline. the state department says it has no major
Al Jazeera America
Jan 14, 2014 7:00pm EST
tony harris is a book at today's top stories. egyptians went to the polls to approve a new constitution that would solidify the military's control over the government. supporters of morsi are boycotting the two-day vote. and new jersey governor chris christie spoke briefly about recent scandals about the his state of the state, he speaks about what appears to be a politically motivated traffic closure. >>> restaurant reopen in downtown whic west virginia. many have been without tap water for days after a chemical spill into a local river. 38% of the 300,000 residents effected are permitted to use the tap water again. it could be days before the entire system is back online. >>> a presidential review panel has given its recommendations for the nsa program to congress. they testified about a number of important changes including how the national security agency collects data. president obama will unveil his plans for the intelligence agency on monday. next we have more with ali velshi from the detroit auto show. >> reporter: all revved up at the detroit auto show. i'll talk t
Al Jazeera America
Jan 9, 2014 7:00pm EST
>>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. new jersey governor chris christie has fired one of his top staffers saying she lied to him this coming after emails were leaked suggesting they planned a traffic jam in an act of revenge. >> i have had a tight knit group of people whom i trust implicitly. i had no reason to belief they weren't telling me the truth. it is heard breaking to me that i wasn't told the truth. i'm a very loyal guy. and i expect loyalty in turn. >>> the president has unveiled his plan to fight the war on poverty. he has named the first five areas he has called promise zones. >>> dennis rodman now apologizing for heated exchange where he implied that kenneth bae, was guilty. he said he had been drinking. he had made a trip to the country to celebrate kim jong un's birthday. and those are our headlines. if you would like more, go to our website, aljazeera.com. "real money with ali velshi" is next on al jazeera america. ♪ >>> i quit! that's a confident worker tells a bass and i'll tell you that what
Al Jazeera America
Jan 29, 2014 5:00pm EST
date set yet for the second round of talks. those are the headlines. i'm tony harris in new york. "inside story" is next on al jazeera america. >> recreational use of marriage legal and production for recreational use. but authorities still consider both a crime. the careful walk through the new legal landscape is the new inside story. >> hello, i'm ray suarez. americans' attitudes about marijuana have changed a lot since the worst days of the drug war. they've come to think of the drug as more benign and less dangerous than cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine, but the federal government still classifies marijuana as a narcotic that can lend its users, sellers in jail. now two states have legalized marijuana for medical and recreational use. how can state law, revenue collection, law enforcement, be made to mesh with the federal code. another win for weed. a spot on november's ballot to determine if marijuana could be used for medicinal purposes. opponents challenge its language in court. >> this particular initiative has nothing whatsoever to do with medicine. it is not tightly r
Al Jazeera America
Jan 14, 2014 5:30pm EST
jazeera america >> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris taking a look at today's top stories. chris christie state of the state address begins with an apology. the new jersey governor admitting mistakes were made. and a violent shooting by a student at a middle school in new mexico critically injured two children. the latest on these developing stories.
Al Jazeera America
Jan 8, 2014 2:00am EST
fighting continues many have escaped and many have been left behind. >> tony harris reports on an american family of missionaries, caring for orphans, and were forced to flee without them. >> the campbells and their two daughters are safe in kenya. their hearts and minds are in south sudan, having left their life work, and 10 beloved orphans behind. >> we've been trying to get a strategy for going back into the country and continuing the work that we started. >> they left their home in nebraska in 2012 and headed to south sudan, where they set up an orphanage, part of the work with christian missionaries. fighting with government and rebel forces landed on their doorstep. >> we could hear machine-guns. and the ability to plan a strategy to escape was gone. that moment was gone. we had to deal with the situation at hand. the kids were in the room, under the beds way before any of us - we were, like, what is going on, what is happening. the kids were pulling us under the beds with them. that was crazy, that they knew instinct to do it right away. >> the family made it out of the line of fire
Al Jazeera America
Jan 29, 2014 2:30pm EST
america. live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. a snow and ice storm hit the south hard. we're talking about children forced to spend the night in schools when buses weren't able to reach them. highways were turned into parking lots as people attempted to get home after work in the middle of the storm. some people were stuck in their cars for over 14 hours. the governor has called in the national guard to assist. president obama is hitting several states selling his state of the union message. this morning he was in maryland touring a costco store. right now he is at an u.s. steel plant in pennsylvania, a town that reinvented itself after an economic bust 30 years ago. he's touting some of the plans he unveiled last night. >>> an ugly day on wall street as investors fret about the emerging markets, and 196 points. stocks not even getting a boost from the federal reserve saying that the economy was strong enough for another bond buying stimulus program. >>> using the gee me hav genevat to outline its negotiations, but the opposition is asking for bashar
Al Jazeera America
Jan 7, 2014 5:30pm EST
has not been brought to justice. >> this is al jazeera america. live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. >>> breaking news, an american helicopter crash notice united kingdom, reports of four people killed. >>> frigid weather turns deadly for portions of the country, and pictures from nasa showing our immense this storm has been. >>> in south sudan, care forgive that country's orphans. today we talked to a family about why they went back in.
Al Jazeera America
Jan 13, 2014 2:30pm EST
from new york city, i'm tony harris, with a look at today's top stories. police have arrested the suspected gunman, the wounded have been taken to a local hospital. we will bring you more on the story as more information becomes available. west virginia is lifting water restrictions for some residents the victims of last week's chemical spill. potential lodge long term impacts resulting from this spill. foreign dignitaries, including vice president joe biden paid
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